Chinese Consumers are Changing The World – Understand Them and Sell To Them China has transformed itself from a feudal economy in the 19th century, to Mao and Communism in the 20th century, to the largest consumer market in the world by the early 21st century. China's Super Consumers explores the extraordinary birth of consumerism in China and explains who these super consumers are. China's Super Consumers offers an in-depth explanation of what's inside the minds of Chinese consumers and explores what they buy, where they buy, how they buy, and most importantly why they buy. The book is filled with real-world stories of the foreign and domestic companies, leading brands, and top executives who have succeeded in selling to this burgeoning marketplace. This remarkable book also takes you inside the boardrooms of the people who understand Chinese consumers and have had success in the Chinese market. A hands-on resource for succeeding in the Chinese marketplace Filled with real-world stories of companies who have made an impact in China Discover what the Chinese consumer wants and how to deliver the goods Written by Savio Chan and Michael Zakkour, two leading experts on the Chinese market This book is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants a clear understanding of how China's Super Consumers are changing the world and how to sell to them.
CRM was supposed to help businesses better understand their customers and increase efficiency. Yet most companies are not getting the return they expected. Is it possible to make customers happy and, at the same time, improve ROI? Is there a practical, affordable way to get customers to say what they really want? In Why CRM Doesn't Work, leading international marketing consultant Frederick Newell explains why it's time to change the game to CMR (Customer Management of Relationships). CMR allows companies to empower customers so they'll reveal what kind of information they want, what level of service they want to receive, and how to communicate with them–where, when, and how often. It is a bold solution for businesspeople at all levels in all industries who want to stay ahead of the curve in the development of customer loyalty. Newell shows by lesson and example why the current CRM isn't working, what needs to change, and how to put the CMR philosophy to work–without additional expense. The book includes case studies of good and bad relationship marketing from companies as diverse as Kraft Foods, Procter & Gamble, Budweiser, Charles Schwab, Dell, IBM, Lands' End, Sports Authority, Radio Shack, and Staples. With the knowledge in this book, a company can learn to build long-term relationships and bring in profits instead of relying on one-time sales. Why CRM Doesn't Work is important reading for companies of every size that are trying to satisfy and sell to today's consumer.
How to make customers feel good about doing what you want Learn how companies make us feel good about doing what they want. Approaching persuasive design from the dark side, this book melds psychology, marketing, and design concepts to show why we’re susceptible to certain persuasive techniques. Packed with examples from every nook and cranny of the web, it provides easily digestible and applicable patterns for putting these design techniques to work. Organized by the seven deadly sins, it includes: Pride – use social proof to position your product in line with your visitors’ values Sloth – build a path of least resistance that leads users where you want them to go Gluttony – escalate customers’ commitment and use loss aversion to keep them there Anger – understand the power of metaphysical arguments and anonymity Envy – create a culture of status around your product and feed aspirational desires Lust – turn desire into commitment by using emotion to defeat rational behavior Greed – keep customers engaged by reinforcing the behaviors you desire Now you too can leverage human fallibility to create powerful persuasive interfaces that people will love to use – but will you use your new knowledge for good or evil? Learn more on the companion website, evilbydesign.info.
Stop working for the man – break free and make sure you’re getting paid what you’re worth Stop slogging away 9 – 5 for a set salary (plus the overtime you inevitably do and don’t get any credit for). Abandon the day job and go it alone. Start doing what you want to do, when you want to do it. There are currently 4 million self-employed people in the UK –be one of them, join them, set yourself free. It’s not about becoming an entrepreneurial whiz-kid, it’s about working the way you want to work, on the things you want to work on, and in the location you want to do it from. Remember, you don’t have to sit in an office to get a job done. Self-Made Me shows you how to work how and where you want and earn exactly what you’re worth – not what an employer wants to get away with giving you. Be your own boss and increase your value. It’s never been easier to be self-employed than it is today, with increased communications, mobile working and outsourcing This straight-forward and engaging guide will help you make being self-employed a success Shows you how to get paid what you are actually worth, and how to work as hard or as little required to create the lifestyle you choose Self Made Me is for a new breed of people, and will show you how to make self-employment work for you.
The first book to market on the hottest topic on the web Social commerce is the new buzz word and this book will be the first to cut through the hype and tell you exactly what it all means… and how to do it. Social media has moved on, it's not enough to just be engaging your customers in fun chit-chat, now you can sell to them directly through their favourite social media platform. ASOS, the fashion website, have just set up a commerce site on Facebook and people are scrambling to follow in their footsteps. No longer do you have the nightmare of dragging people from their social networking site to your homepage – you can get them buying right where they are! In this follow up to This Is Social Media Guy Clapperton uses the same easy-to-follow visuals and instructions to break the process down and show you exactly how to set up your own social commerce operation and how to make it a success. Includes: Step-by-step guide to setting up your own commerce site within social media platforms such as Facebook Building a loyal community who will keep coming back and buying from you How to offer superb customer service to your social media consumers Developing new product especially for this new environment Measuring your ROI
Growth is the central focus of every business, yet many businesses continually find ways to shoot themselves in the foot. In Milkshake Moment, Steven Little shows you how to identify and overcome the stifling behaviors built into your organization and get you back on track to substantive change and real growth. Read Milkshake Moment and find out how to ditch the pointless policies and stupid rules so you can give your customers what they really want; they'll reward you for it.
You want to learn, from where undertakes, for what and how your own "now" is formed? Read further, and to you the mystery of own life will be revealed. Still about it only guessed. Now, having come to the key, you will understand for what you live and as it is possible to change the life. No fantasy will be compared to the paradoxes of reality opened and provided here.
A guide to refocusing your business on those who matter most: customers and employees. Technology and social media tools have made it easier than ever for companies to communicate with consumers. They can listen and join in on conversations, solve problems, get instant feedback about their products and services, and more. So why, then, are most companies not doing this? Instead, it seems as if customer service is at an all time low, and that the few companies who are choosing to focus on their customers are experiencing a great competitive advantage. At Your Service explains the importance of refocusing your business on your customers and your employees, and just how to do it. Explains how to create a culture of empowered employees who understand the value of a great customer experience Advises on the need to communicate that experience to their customers and potential customers Frank Eliason, recognized by BusinessWeek as the 'most famous customer service manager in the US, possibly in the world,' has built a reputation for helping large businesses improve the way they connect with customers and enhance their relationships At Your Service will appeal to leaders, managers, business owners, customer service professionals, and anyone who wants to learn how to add value to their organization.
Preventing Identity Theft in Your Business is a reliable guide to help protect companies, their customers, and their employees from the growing problem of identity theft. Real-life examples show managers and executives how to identify business, customer, and employee identity theft, how these crimes are committed, how best to prevent them, and overall, develop an honest company culture. It also covers how to manage this threat in business reorganizations such as mergers, acquisitions, globalization, and outsourcing.
An insider’s guide to the coming philanthropic revolution Meet the next generation of big donors—the Gen X and Millennial philanthropists who will be the most significant donors ever and will shape our world in profound ways. Hear them describe their ambitious plans to revolutionize giving so it achieves greater impact. And learn how to help them succeed in a world that needs smart, effective donors now more than ever. As “next gen donors” step into their philanthropic roles, they have not only unprecedented financial resources, but also big ideas for how to wield their financial power. They want to disrupt the traditional world of charitable giving, and they want to do so now, not after they retire to a life of philanthropic leisure. Generation Impact pulls back the curtain on these rising leaders and their “Impact Revolution,” offering both extensive firsthand accounts and expert analysis of the hands-on, boundary-pushing, unconventional strategies next gen donors are beginning to pursue. This fascinating book also shows another side of the donors in Generation Impact: they want to respect the past even as they transform the future. They are determined to honor the philanthropic legacies and values they’ve inherited by making big giving more effective than ever before. If they succeed, they can make historic progress on causes from education to the environment, from human rights to health care. Based on years of research and close engagement with next gen donors, Generation Impact offers a unique profile of the new faces of philanthropy. Find out, directly from them: How they want to revolutionize giving to expand its positive impact on our lives and our communities. Which causes interest them, how they want to engage with those causes … and, perhaps more important, how they do not want to engage. Which new tools and strategies for change excite them most. What they are learning from previous generations, and what they want to bring to their work alongside those generations. How we can all ensure their historic potential is channeled in ways that make our world better. The Impact Revolution will be messy, but it could also result in solutions for some of our most persistent problems. Generation Impact offers targeted, practical advice to parents, families, and their advisors, as well as nonprofit professionals—those who work closest with these next gen donors—on how to engage, nurture, and encourage them as they reshape major giving and make their mark on history. Help them channel their enthusiasm—and their wealth—to make the most positive difference in a world with such great need.
Ditch traditional corporate branding to create a powerful, recognizable brand Brand Against the Machine offers proven and actionable steps for companies and entrepreneurs to increase their brand visibility and credibility, and to create an indispensable brand that consumers can relate to, thus becoming life-long customers. Discover the aspirational currency that makes your brand one that people want to be or want to be friends with. Learn how to be real with your audience and make strategic associations to establish credibility. Brand Against the Machine will help you stand out, get noticed, and be remembered. Brand Against the Machine is the blueprint for how to market your brand to attract better clients and stand out from the clutter that is traditional corporate branding and marketing. Instant Positioning Method: How to instantly stand out from the crowd and position yourself as a resource, not just another service provider The 20/60/20 Rule: Why it's important to take a stand and why it's okay to have haters—because it creates a stronger bond with those who love you Ditch your traditional corporate branding and marketing, and exchange it for something memorable. Your customers will thank you for it.
Praise for How to Deal with Difficult Customers «The application of the ten key strategies in this book will help every sales professional learn how to deal with the truly difficult and how to avoid creating unnecessary difficulties. It's written with the same wit, humor, and inspiration that have made Anderson's prior books so effective.» –Margaret Callihan, President, Chairman, and CEO, SunTrust Bank, Florida «Anderson knocks another one out of the park with How to Deal with Difficult Customers! The problem is real; Anderson's solutions make sense and, as always, he makes you laugh in the process.» –Mike Roscoe, Editor in Chief, Dealer Magazine «I could not put this book down. It's a salesperson's bible, offering clear and concise how-to advice. If you're in the selling profession and want to sell more, you should read this book . . . twice.» –Warren Lada, Senior Vice President, Saga Communications «An individual executing the ideas within this book will change their own life and their organization. No one has the gift like Anderson to articulate the importance character plays in maximizing potential.» –Mike Tomberlin, CEO, The Tomberlin Group «Throw out all your other sales manuals. Anderson's new book will change the way you look at customers, the way your salespeople look at themselves, and, quite frankly, the way you look at the sales process.» –Dan Janal, President, PRleads.com «What are you waiting for? We all have difficult customers. If you're tired of leaving money on the table because you can't handle them, read this book. If your good customers are turning into difficult customers, read this book. If you want to deliver results year-in and year-out, read, re-read, and apply the lessons of this book.» –Randy Pennington, author, Results Rule!
Geoff Burch is the master of persuasion —Allan Pease, International bestselling author of Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps This book will change your life. (Is that persuasive enough?) Getting what you want isn't easy. Why? Because most of us have no clear idea what we're looking for a lot of the time. The key to being brilliantly persuasive and influential is knowing exactly what you want before you set out to get it. Irresistible Persuasion presents a process that you can apply to any situation; you choose your starting point and your goal, then just join the dots. It's the only way to make success completely inevitable. Irresistible Persuasion shows you how to entice people to your point of view, how to overcome resistance, how a bit of showbiz can go a long way and why you should always consider the other person when you're negotiating. It's packed with new persuasion and influencing techniques as well as many powerful traditional methods. Geoff Burch is the presenter of BBC TV's All Over the Shop. When he's helped you decide what you want, he'll show you the irresistible way to get it. You won't just get more customers, you'll get more profitable customers.
HOW TO SELL TO AN IDIOT Selling to customers looking to get the most bang for their buck is a difficult feat. The only customers tougher than hagglers are the ones so uninformed about what they are buying, they don't even realize when they are getting the deal of a lifetime. In How to Sell to an Idiot, authors John Hoover and Bill Sparkman show you how to ignore your own inner idiot and start selling more by doing less of what doesn't work and more of what does. Along with a wealth of proven sales guidance and effective techniques, you'll learn how to: Use idiot-proof planning and preparation to make prospecting far more effective Use idiot-speak to connect with prospects and gather vital information that makes selling easy Spice up your sales pitch for faster closings and larger sales Wring referrals out of clients like water from a sponge And much more! «Selling is an act of compassion. Sales professionals must believe that their products and services will improve the quality of their customers' lives. Hoover and Sparkman get that. Selling must also be fun-for the salesperson and the customer. How to Sell to an Idiot makes it clear that the first laugh of the day must be at ourselves.» —Roger P. DiSilvestro, former Chairman and CEO, Athlon Sports Publishing and coauthor of The Art of Constructive Confrontation «How to Sell to an Idiot hits the bull's-eye. Great practical steps that will help anyone in sales reach the goal line. Truly a creative approach with fresh new ideas delivered with humor.» —Charles S. Dreyer, Director of Sales-Southern California Coastal Region, K. Hovnanian Homes, a Fortune 500 company «How to Sell to an Idiot provides an entertaining and creative look at the formula for sales success. Insightful and fun, you'd have to be an idiot not to add this book to your resource library!» —Chip Cummings, international speaker, marketing expert, and author of Stop Selling and Start Listening
Write the perfect cover letter every time! With fewer job opportunities and more applicants, just being qualified isn't enough to get the job you want. So how can you separate yourself from the pack? With the perfect cover letter, of course! With so much riding on it, a cover letter that attracts-and holds-the attention of your prospective employer is essential. This practical how-to manual shows you step by step how to create highly effective letters designed to get the interview you want. The Perfect Cover Letter, Third Edition is an indispensable guide that covers all the vital elements of a great cover letter, so you know what to include and know how to phrase it. Inside you'll find: * The nuts and bolts of every type of cover letter-what they should include, how employers use them, and how to write them * Great sample cover letters, including general broadcast, executive search, networking, advertisement response, and personal introduction * Tips on what makes a letter effective-and what doesn't * Helpful guidelines on following up-writing the post-interview thank you letter With greatly expanded information on thank you letters and an entirely new chapter on the all-important networking cover letter, this update of the popular classic continues to offer top-notch advice and high-quality samples that will help any job hunter get the attention they deserve.